Quilmes
Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes / Grupo Bemberg

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Style:
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #536
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
64
Ranked #50,978
Avg:
2.68 | pDev: 23.51%
Reviews:
250
Ratings:
523
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Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes / Grupo Bemberg
 
Argentina
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  102
SCORE
64
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Nass from Florida

2.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

The pour is straw yellow with a moderate flow of carbonation. The taste is Oh well, at least now I can say that I have had a beer from Argentina. Cheers! C

Apr 26, 2021
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Steve555 from Wales

2.8/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Body is light golden yellow, medium to high carbonation. Head is around 1.5 fingers that quickly diminishes leaving a slight froth. Smell is some sulphur and grains but is quite faint. Taste is straw and grains, quite astringent and thin. Finish is sparkly and a bit soapy. I didn't find it especially refreshing which is no good in a pale lager. It's only worth trying to tick off a country. I believe it's "the" beer of Argentina so there you go.

Aug 02, 2020
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.46/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades rather fast leaving just a touch of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is light overall, but is heaviest of a slightly grainy and bready smell mixed with some smells of caramel. Along with these smells comes a little bit of a hay.
Taste – The taste begins with a caramel malt taste that has a bit of grain and a decent shot of doughiness. As the taste advances some flavors of a light herbal and hay taste come to the tongue. All the while the sweet caramel fades a bit and the doughiness gets more cracker like in nature. These transitions cause the taste to crisp up a bit and leave one with a somewhat lighter and more crisp taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the flavor profile the feel is rather well done and makes for a very easy sipper overall.
Overall – Nothing spectacular, but very easy drinking and rather refreshing overall. A rather nice warm weather session brew!

May 11, 2020
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elNopalero from California

2.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My tour of adjunct lagers continues. Quilmes pours a thin gold, with little to no aroma and a light straw aftertaste. It’s largely forgettable. I'd pass, if there's better options.

Nov 29, 2019
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As usual, the inventory at Total Wine at The Forum in Selma, TX, is messed up so this beer isn’t on my itemized receipt. Therefore priceless. Reviewed 9/27/19.
Stamped on bottom of label “10/22/19”. On shelf at store, stored and served at reefer temperature.
Appearance – 3.
First pour – Very light yellow, nearly colorless, clear.
Body – Light yellow, clear, effervescent.
Head – Average (Maximum three cm, aggressive center pour), white, high density, average duration, diminishing to a two to three mm crown and complete thin cap.
Lacing – Good. Wide band of small bubbles with stalactites and some thin columns connecting.
Aroma – 3 – Initially, some weak grain and some dimethylsulfide. Fades to nothing. Unoffensive.
Flavor – 2.5 – Slightly bitter without any hop taste. No alcohol (4.9% ABV) flavor or aroma, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3 – Thin, watery, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation – 3 – Not very good or very bad, just bland and wet. Drinkable if desperate, dehydrated, or broke but certainly nothing to seek out.

Sep 27, 2019
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elnachooo from Spain

1/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Es una cerveza ligera, espumosa, de carbonatación media. Tiene algún detalle de malta y cebada en su sabor pero es un producto de baja calidad con un sabor final casi inexistente. En sus publicidades anunciaba "beberla bien helada". O sea, a una temperatura incorrecta.

Oct 15, 2018
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beergoot from Colorado

3.31/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bright gold body; crystal clear; lively carbonation; thin yet sticky, white head. Mild, grainy aroma; a touch of sweetness with a little fruitiness. Toasted malt flavor; low hop bitterness; clean. Medium-light body; crisp and dry.

A decent, malt-forward lager. Satisfying.

Jul 13, 2018
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ScruffySouthpaw from New York

3.36/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Served in a pint glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Pure yellow with medium bubbles and an easy carbonation on the body with a head head rising about one finger's legnth off the body.

Smell: Hops and a tad sour scent.

Taste: Bland but super refreshing considering how humid it is today in New York.

Mouth: Medium carnation and semi sticky but a little on the lower side.

Overall: Second time I had this beer in don't know how many years. Did the job, and considering the low beer selection I had at the place I was visiting it will do. Salud!

Jun 24, 2018
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monkist from Hungary

3.43/5  rDev +28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I thought this Euro Pale?/American Adjunct? Lager was alright, in the acceptable range (nothing pro, nothing con, just a flavorless lager), but my wife says it is too thin, watery. Could this be the reason why I'm okay with these lagers? Flavorless, refreshing when cooled down, go well with any food. I appreciate this having grown up on the truly bad Euro Lagers of Central-Eastern Europe. So I say it is okay, and I don't expect anything more.

Apr 29, 2018
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detgfrsh from Texas

2.56/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

340ml bottle, best by 5/19/18. Clear golden color with a lacing of bubbles. Faint smell of grass. Medium feel. Not much taste, a faint hint of grain and a light touch of hops. I've had sparkling water with more character.

Jan 28, 2018
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chikifco from Argentina

1.14/5  rDev -57.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

S: Stealthy malt aroma almost unnoticeable, nothing of hop detected, nothing to smell at really.
L: Broken like head, very low retention that leaves some isles left. Dark gold tending to orange colour that gives the point.
T: It feels like water and soap, you can find some rice, there's a malt rounding but hard to find.
F: You know its there, carbonation medium, not persistent flavour in fact the last note you still feel is soap. Easy to drink in sips.
O: This beer is drinkable very cold for a party maybe, but not if you want to taste a good beer, 70% of the beer is made with rice from dog food, as a Macro beer you can find better but this is one of the... if not the cheapest beer you can find. Won't go for a second try on this one.

Dec 30, 2017
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captaincoffee from Virginia

3.29/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours just a bit darker than straw with a low to medium head that dissipates and left a couple small bits of lace. Nose is a bit grainy and a little corn, but not really much to smell at all. Like the nose, there is not much to taste either. A bit of generic cereals like rice krispies and corn flakes. A touch of residual sweetness and some slight bitterness hiding in the back. Overall, not offensive but nothing really going on either.

Jun 11, 2017
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Guppy314 from District of Columbia

2.47/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From a bottle, pours clear yellow with a thin white quickly dispersing head. Aroma is like corn-flakes soaked in Bud since last night (not that I'd have experience with that). Taste is not offensive, sweet malt and some hops with distracting corn and rice flavors.

May 21, 2017
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Ant777uk from England

1.92/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Even for a lager, look is not great.

Hoppy and refreshing aroma, good for the sun...

Fairly terrible taste, just too malty and heavy, needs more hops or fruit...one of my least favorite beers from recent memory

Feb 27, 2017
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.45/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Plenty of clarity, light adjunct yellow color. Head boosts up and down in no time. Aroma is so clean, lacking almost anything in the malt or hop character department, there is a slight cereal corn flake like smell going on.

Taste, well you definitely get a massive amount of carbonation but that is more about the mouth feel. I guess you could say this is refreshing, this is good for when you are in a shit hole that has suspect water. I guess you could just pound this and hydrate probably. Seriously, while there are no off flavors, this is up there with Bud 55 or Miller 64 in terms of making a light adjunct lager with almost no ingredients or substance to it.

Feb 14, 2017
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Bruno74200 from France

2.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had it in France in a tapas bar. Really nothing great here. A low to average american adjunct lager. Very watery brew. I wouldn't go back to it. Avoid

Jul 25, 2016
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LiquidAmber from Washington

2.77/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a light golden amber with an effervescent with head that dissipates to nothing except a thin ring around the glass. Light aroma of grainy biscuit malt and mild grassy hops. Flavor starts with grainy malt with a hint of biscuit, then fades away, revealing slightly astringent grassy hops with light graininess. Light bodied with active carbonation. The very first part of the taste gives hope, because it has a bit of grainy biscuit, but the flavor fades quickly leaving only the dry part of the malt and lightly grassy hops that are more bitter than flavorful. A mediocre adjunct lager that leaves only hope for a better introduction to Argentinian ales.

Jun 14, 2016
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Beginner2 from Illinois

2.86/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The sunlight catching this golden lager gets some points. After that, it slips fast into an average beer for its style.
I Smell the pils malt and a hint of corn, maybe some grass if I use my imagination. I'm Tasting about the same except I do get this mild metallic taste that carries into the finish. Perhaps adding more floral and bitter hops would make this more memorable. Refreshed by the first half of the bottle and not expecting anything more, I moved on to the salsa and chips. While Quilmes scrubbed the palate, it did little for improving the chips... same for the veggie burger that followed.

OA: It all leaves me wondering why this is a repeat for me. One should have been enough.
Lots of other lagers and so little time.

Apr 30, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

2.81/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I haven't had much beer from Argentina, so I was excited to try this despite the style. It's pricey for what it is, and I have noticed that in other markets besides here in Puerto Rico. Priced like craft, but it's not, don't know the story there. Blonde and real clear looking, head doesn't last, and it smells a bit oxidized. Not stale, but somewhat south of prime in the aroma. Definitely adjunct driven, like pale and Pils malt extrac from a one gallon can with rust on the bottom, takes me back to home brewing 101. Fortunately, it tastes a lot better than anything I ever made from canned malt syrup, and actually refreshes rather well when frosty cold. There is a lingering ready thing, stale now, and metallic, iron rich like licking a bloody cut, and has the same heavy drying effect on the tongue. Two is enough in any context, and there is nothing here at all to justify the price point. I wish for more hops and freshness, but it serves the purpose of variety in a place where it's been way too hard to come by...

Feb 17, 2016
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mikeg67 from New Jersey

1/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle in Tamarindo, CR. Pours pale straw with tall, long lasting, fluffy, white head and soda like carbonation. Aroma is of hay and fruit juice. Body is light and crisp. Taste is like slightly bitter water. Brew to avoid.

Dec 31, 2015
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dcscientist from Colorado

3.19/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I finally got to try Argentina's national beer, and while it wasn't outstanding, it was better than that of a lot of countries which aren't known for their beer production. This is a very simple pale lager, not hoppy, very light (only 4.9%), and it goes well with spicier food or anything with chimichurri on it. If you just want a little something with a good Argentine meal, this works.

Dec 24, 2015
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stevoj from Idaho

2.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Nothing special here. Pedestrian pale lager from Argentina. Light malt taste, but flat and watery tasting. Typical cereal lager, heavy on the adjunct grains.

Dec 17, 2015
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jamesroses from Argentina

1.27/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This must be the most readily available beer in Argentina, and it seems to me the quality control section is doing a really bad job.

Appearance: crystal clear pale golden. Some carbonation with a pillowy head.

Smell: most of the times it has a strange creamy skunky catpiss odour that will be on your mind for a couple of days.

Taste: that same skunk you smelled is what you taste. Sometimes it's more bitter, others lighter, at times tastes like a cheap cider.

Mouthfeel: it's an ugly taste. I pretend to write a serious review about this, but this beer it's almost a joke. It's harsh, skunky, unpleasant most of the times. If it warms up a bit, you're lost.

Overall: being polite, it's a bad beer. It's one of the cheapest too, but doesn't share that common quality that almost all the cheaper beers have here: the light presence of alcohol. This one makes it clear it's there, and in a nasty way.

Nov 08, 2015
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ordybill from Georgia

2.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Cary, NC. This beer is a yellowish golden color with a large white head. The aroma is full grass and grain, not great. The flavor matches the aroma with some hint of hops tossed in. No a good beer, I ranked this below average.

Sep 30, 2015
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VABA from Virginia

2.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A-Pours a straw color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has slight malt hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a slight malt flavor
M-A lifht bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A decent lager

Aug 16, 2015
Quilmes from Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes / Grupo Bemberg
Beer rating: 64 out of 100 with 523 ratings